Sunday, July 20, 2014

Live life as you have imagined

Yesterday was a pretty productive day overall for me. Some days I have a lot of energy and so I try to use it wisely. And once I was done with the day's chores, I sat down to play a little. I looked for a fun challenge, and found the July challenge for Creative Embellishments and Paper Wings Production. It's an inspiration challenge and we had to emboss something, either dry emboss or heat emboss. I've not done a lot of either, so I thought it high time to use my new Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powders I had won a while back, and used some of their gorgeous sprays as well, to create my background. Here's the picture that was used for the challenge.


I was definitely inspired by the tropical feel of this layout, but also what it meant for me... vacation. So I scrapbooked a photo from our vacation in Quebec a while back. I loved the feel of the building behind me, with its bright windows and its old stone.

I used quite a bit of Prima materials in this layout, including the old brick stencil, flowers, butterflies and chalk ink, and Creative Embellishment's chipboard flourish and greenery.

I love when I can dip into my stash and find a whole bunch of items that will work together on a layout. So here are some closeups so that you can see some details.

The chipboard flourish is heat embossed with Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder

Chipboard with Prima chalk ink. I love how opaque it is

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this layout, and it's been good to get back to a scrapbook style that is so free and fluid. I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

Have a great weekend!


Sandi Clarkson said...

Fabulous use of the chippys and awesome color choices! Love that you had some mixed media fun as well! Thanks for joining us over at Creative Embellishments!

Shona said...

wow the colors are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments!

Tammy said...

Love those colors and your BG work! Gorgeous LO! Thank you for playing aong with Creative Embellishments!

Michelle said...

This is stunning! Thanks for playing at Creative Embellishments! said...

Pretty pic and page! Love the background work and flower clusters. Thanks for playing along at CE.

Unknown said...

Wonderful layout! Love the the stencil work, splatters and flowers! Thanks for playing along w/the Creative Embellishments July Challenge!

ericarose said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the texture and colors!! Congrats on winning the Paper Wings Productions challenge!! We hope you will join us for our August challenge!

carrie said...

This is SO beautiful! Thank you for participating in the pwp challenge! Congratulations on being the winner!